CSOs want justice for Borno rape victim



The Network of Civil Society Organisations – Borno (NESCOB), has called for justice for a teenage girl allegedly abused and killed by a rapist in Maiduguri metropolis.

This is contained in a statement by the Executive Director of NESCOB, Mr Bulama Abiso, on Thursday in Maiduguri.

Abiso said the group was investigating the matter, adding that preliminary reports showed that the victim, a domestic help was raped and stabbed to death.

The statement read in parts: “NECSOB is saddened by the news of rape, murder and abuse by a staff of the INTERSOS Humanitarian Organisation, who has been suspended after the incident.

“The NECSOB through its legal department have sent a team of experts for preliminary investigations into the matter and our team were able to interact with the family of the deceased.

“It is against this background that NECSOB is issuing this preliminary report to provide more clarity into the matter as against the information that is widely in circulation.

“NECSOB discovered that the victim did not commit suicide, she was raped and stabbed to death by the perpetrator.”

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Sani Shatambaya confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect was in detention while investigation is in progress.

The 35-year-old suspect (name withheld) was arrested over alleged rape and murder of a teenage domestic help on Wednesday in Maiduguri metropolis. (NAN)